Today's News

  • BCC women rally, lose to Patrick Henry

    By Michael Paul

    Sports Editor

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team fell behind 28-13 but rallied to take a 54-53 lead before losing 63-62 to Patrick Henry Community College on Saturday.

    For BCC (2-9 in NJCAA Division II Region 10, 10-9 overall), Lauren Jenkins scored 22 points in the game at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    Other BCC scorers: Briana Jones nine, Leilani Emile eight, Andrea Raynor seven, Lakita Basnight seven, Sydney Harrison five, Danielle Brisson four.

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  • Photos of West-South basketball games Feb. 3
  • Man wanted in Calabash break-in identified

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies have identified a man they say tried to break into a Calabash home last month.

    According to a sheriff’s office Facebook post, the man who attempted to break into a home in the 100 block of Beach Drive on Jan. 24 is 48-year-old Jamie Landis High of Riverview Drive in Calabash.

    High is being held on $5,000 bail at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway, S.C., on an unrelated shoplifting charge. Records show North Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Police arrested him Jan. 27.

  • Leland police seek two women in larceny case

    Leland police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two women they say stole various items from the Lowes Foods in Cutlers Crossing on Jan. 16.

    One woman, who has a small build, was last seen wearing a white shirt with black jacket and jeans. The other woman, who has a medium build, was last seen in a white shirt and camouflage jacket. Both have dark hair. 

    Lt. Jeremy Humphries said the two women were last seen in a red Chevrolet Impala with a Maine license plate.

  • State should deny Leland operating room applications

    By Thomas R. Siemers

    Guest Columnist

    You may know the state held a Certificate of Need public hearing on Jan. 20 at Brunswick Community College.

    As background, the State Medical Facilities Plan determined Brunswick County is entitled to another 0.37 operating room based on Brunswick County’s projected growth of 11.03 percent over the next four years.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    The first week of the 2017 General Assembly began last Wednesday, Jan. 25, at noon. The first full week will began Monday, Jan. 30. Last week we received our committee assignments and our gavels for the committees we will chair, saw several important bills filed and had a chance to sponsor or cosponsor several bills.

  • You decide: Do economists ever agree about the economy?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    Economists have a reputation for being disagreeable.

    By this, I don’t mean they have unlikeable personalities. Instead, I mean the public perception is that economists rarely agree among themselves about the economy. Some have argued an individual economist even has trouble agreeing with her or himself!

  • Prepare to Save the Date

    Sorry I missed everyone last week. The reason was because I had my first root canal. The procedure itself went just fine — it wasn’t even that painful or uncomfortable — but my recovery didn’t. Regardless of whether you’ve had a root canal yourself, I won’t bore, scare or disgust you with the details of mine.

  • Sunset Beach handles gun theft poorly

    There is no question Interim Sunset Beach Police Chief Joe Smith was the victim of a crime the first weekend in December at his home in Shallotte. 

    There is no question Sunset Beach citizens were, too.

    And if Smith and Town Administrator Susan Parker would have had their way, citizens would never have known it.